Holly Holm got most of her popularity from derailing one of the biggest stars in MMA. While she deserved all the credit for being a talented fighter, she became a household name in 2015 after defeating Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.
It was the head kick heard around the world before Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. In the second round of their bantamweight title bout, Holm knocked Rousey out of titan status to mere mortality. Nothing has been the same since.
Though Holm relinquished the title in her first defense against Miesha Tate, Holm forever changed the landscape of Women's MMA by beating the inaugural champion in Rousey.
How much is Holly Holm's net worth?
Holm went on a three-fight skid after winning the title. Despite going 5-6 since the Rousey bout (15-6 career), Holm remains one the most active veterans in the UFC.
After beating Yana Santos in March, Holm will return to the Octagon Mayra Bueno Silva on July 15.
But how much has she made so far throughout her long and active career?
According to Wealthy Gorilla and Essentialy Sports, the 41-year-old is worth $4 million as of this writing. Like many most fighters, Holm's checks weren't glamorous when she started in the UFC with a minimum fight-show rate. Although her boxing accolades (33-2-3 record and two-time Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year) were recognized, Holm was not fast-tracked to the big fights upon her entry.
Of course, her first six-figure payday came from the Rousey fight where Holm reportedly earned $165,000 along with the bantamweight title. This check included a $50,000 fight of the night bonus and $40,000 from the UFC's then-apparel partner, Rebook.
UFC 193 undoubtedly skyrocketed Holm's pricetag. And record aside, she fought only the best fighters since, including Valentina Shevchenko, Chirs Cyborg, and Amanda Nunes. According to Sportskeeda, Holm now makes $250,000 on average per fight, including bonuses.
Outside the cage, Holm has other revenue streams in the form of endorsements. Her ambassador portfolio includes Mountain Dew and Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. She also ventured into the silver screen with the 2016 film Fight Valley and a brief appearance in the TV series The Cleaning Lady in 2022.